Brazil goes green

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As 2014 FIFA World Cup preparations pick up speed all around Brazil, a central theme to many of the projects is sustainable design, a factor essential to much of the funding available through the federal government's BNDES (National Development Bank) and Caixa public banks.

The main requirements apply to new developments and involve following Green Building and LEED principles and utilising modern environmental approaches such as reduction of building materials, solar energy and water saving techniques. Importantly, a basic list of LEED principles is currently being prepared to be checked against all stadium project. A similar initiative is also being applied to transport projects, with the overall idea being to utilise the 2014 FIFA World Cup to increase the use and awareness of sustainable solutions. About Simon TarmoA journalist from Sydney, Australia, and co–founder of industry journal Australian Sponsorship News, Simon Tarmo now lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having worked on a range of writing, research and trade projects across a number of industries including sport, entertainment and wine, he is currently focusing on business opportunities involving the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 in Brazil. With fluent Portuguese language skills, he has an extensive network of contacts throughout Brazil and can advise and assist foreign groups doing business in the country. More details http://simontarmo. blogspot. com/ ~ Simon Tarmo+55 31 9196 0069simon@pando. com. auhttp://simontarmo. blogspot. com/

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